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.n., so embattled over the tragedy in benghazi, said she will not go through a bruising nomination fight to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. so, what happened behind closed doors? why now? and whom will the president pick to represent america on the world stage? abc's senior white house correspondent jake tapper has all the details right now. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, ambassador susan rice withdrew her name from consideration to be secretary of state after weeks of bruising political battles and a cacophony of criticism. in a letter to the president today, u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote, "the position of secretary of state should never be politicized. i am saddened that we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate." and she shared the news on nbc. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive, because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> reporter: just weeks ago, rice, a tough and smart rising star
of the crisis in libya, and the attack in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stephens. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> massachusetts senator john kerry and former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska are now considered the front-runners to replace hillary clinton when she officially steps down. >>> in oregon, the shopping mall that became the scene of a deadly shooting rampage days ago is set to reopen this morning. a candlelight vigil for the victims will be held tonight. two people were killed and the 15-year-old girl was wounded when 22-year-old jacob roberts opened fire inside the clackamas town center on tuesday. roberts then killed himself. there is still no motive for the shooting. >>> a much calmer day is in store for san diego after a pounding rainstorm drenched that city. the rain came down so fast and furious, in fact, it flooded businesses and major intersections, leaving drivers stranded in the road. som
from senate republicans over her initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libbia. the president accepted the withdrawal, but noted the unfair and misleading attacks leveled against her. still no deal on the fiscal cliff, following an unschedule the meeting at the white house this afternoon, between president obama and house speaker john boehner. they met for an hour, with both sides saying only that the two had a frank discussion. president obama and boehner have struggled to break their impasse over taxes. the president wants a rate hike on the top 2% of the income earners. boehner opposes that fiercely. a deal must be reach bide december 31 to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the combination of tax increases and spending cuts. >> a san raphael mother has returned from the middle-east with what some may call a holiday miracle. she negotiated an agreement between israel and the palestinian authority to begin removing band mines from beth lehe. they are working to remove the devastation of land mines. they took a check of $141,000 to pay for the land mine removal.
came under critical analysis after a deadly attack in benghazi. katie marzullo will join us who is else is being considered for the job and how it could impact other key positions. >> you talk about how frosty ti it was this morning. did you have to do scraping of the windshield. >> i used the did he fros terrify but when you become a californian you don't have an ice scraper anymore, mike. >> your credit card. i actually have one when we came from minnesota. you never know when you might need it. it might be a good good christmas present. radar satellite, you can see a light blue, green, so far nothing reaching the ground. siart just too dry and let's talk about how comb it is. interior east bay valleys, hollister, salinas valley, under a frost valley where the lows are around 30-34. definitely going to be difficult to see out of the car earlier if you can't get out and scrape it. temperature dropped down to 29. here is a look at some of the temperatures. for about 34 in santa rosa. 35 in napa. 32 in livermore for the cool spot. 36 in redwood city to about 43 in oakland, 44 in san fran
clinton. but rice has come under fire for citing faulty intelligence on the attack in benghazi, libya, in which can a bay area diplomat was killed, along with three others. although she was never form leal nominated for the job, rice submitted a letter to president obama today predicting that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly. the president issued a statement accepting rice's decision, but noted the unfair and misleading attacks leveled against her. a spokesman for senator john mccain, one of her leading critic, said he would continue to seek all the facts surrounding the attack on the consulate in benghazi. rice's withdrawal gives massachusetts senator john kerry the inside track on the secretary of state job. >>> let's focus on to me's money matters for a home of the bay area solar company shines on wall street after slashing its offering a price in half. solar city of foster city went public with its stock today at $8 a share. it gained almost 50%. solar city don't make them, this install them and hope to benefit from plunging prices. the rest of the
terror attack in benghazi. >> it is cold out there. one check on the temperatures with mike. >> we'll talk about 30s and 40s. it feels cooler after we look at live doppler and see the radar returns, nothing make can it to the ground. look at your temperature in your city. 36 at napa. 34 in livermore. 36 in los gatos. 40 in san jose. a little bit of wind chill three to five degrees cooler. low 50s and stray showers this afternoon. >> back to the bay bridge, metering lights remain on and traffic backing toward the 880 interchange and sluggish on the incline. here is a look at maze, 80 coming in nicely, 580 and we do have a stall eastbound 24 approaching the caldecott. left lane blocked there. we have slow traffic out of central valley and eastbound road work until 9:00 on 580 this morning. >> thank you very much. morning news continues in 25 minutes with news a, weather during "good morning america." >> we're always on at abc7news.com. have a great day and great weekend. >>> good morning, america. breaking right now, two, large off california, wake up thousands along the west coast o
initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. rice submitted a letter to president obam apredicting the confirmation process would be lengthy, time consuming and costly. noting the unfairness of the attacks, massachusetts senator, john kerry is now the projected frontrunner for that post. >> the unscheduled fiscal cliff meeting at the white house between president obama and babe bane is over. no word of progress. the two met for about an hour this afternoon. this was their first face-to-face talk since sunday. mr. obama and boehner have struggled to make the impasse over taxes. the president wants tax rates to rise for the top 2% of income earners, which boehner is opposed to. the deal must be reached by december 31 to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would trigger a series of tax increases and spending cuts. >> a controversial facebook posting, by sergeant carl tnchts of himself, riding through the broadway tunnel and claimed he was with others in a lamborghini, going 100 miles per hour and said they were all drunk. today the chief says he is outraged. >>
briomd in controversy over the terrorist attacks in benghazi. she told nbc that is why she is stepping aside. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized and very distracting. >> other openings, secretary of defense. kerry's name was floated for the job but chuck hagel who became the critic of the iraq war has the edge. john brennan and mike morale are considered the top contenders. president obama has accepted her decision and meeting with her in private. >> eric: new this morning, a federal court will hear barry bonds will hear his obstruction of justice conviction. they have set oral arguments for february 13th. last year a jury convicted bonds of one felony obstruction count for giving an evasive answer when he was asked whether he received drugs that required a syringe. bonds lawyers argue the answer was accurate and was not meant to obstruct justice. >> the city of san francisco is asking to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the nudity ban. four people challenged the law last month. they have filed a motion to get the suit thrown out. he s
, 2012, on the diplomatic compound in benghazi, libya. >> in fact, what this began as was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response. >> reporter: five days after those attacks, rice went on the sunday shows, repeating talking points from the intelligence community, that critics said downplayed the terrorist attack in the weeks leading up to the election. >> i didn't mislead. i didn't misrepresent. i did the best with the information the united states government had at the time. >> reporter: democrats point out that republicans didn't have as hard a time with a different national security adviser named rice who had different inaccurate talking points from the intelligence community. that was condoleezza rice, talking about iraqi weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist. that was a different time. george? >> yes, it was, jake, thanks very much. >>> let's get more on this from our senior foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. and martha raddatz, now in line to be named secretary of state, senator john kerry of massachusetts. he's likely to be easily confirmed. but this is sti
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